Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year in Review!












Grad School Fall 11 semester

I kicked it's ass.  Go me!  2 As and 1 A- for a 3.9 GPA for the semester and 3.871 after 3 semesters.  I have to share/brag, this semester was one of the toughest yet with the work load and 2 kids.  February 2nd starts my next semester.  For now I am enjoying my time off and catching up on reading.

Friday, December 30, 2011

4 Months Charlotte

1/3 of a year down!!

  • STATS:
    • weight: 14lbs 11oz--75%tile
    • height 24.5inches--50%tile
  • Charlotte can touch her toys
  • sticks her tongue out 
  • giggle/laughs/smiles now stop
  • sleeps 7pm-9pm 10pm-6am 6:30a-9am
    • once the 6:30am stops she will be in the crib sharing a room with Jack
  • rolling:  back to belly, belly to back
  • pushes up using arms and keeps head up
  • holds a bottle using handles
  • ticklish 
  • pulls and swats at play mat toys and holds on to toys

Christmas Recap

I hope everyone had a terrific holiday weekend.  We sure did, even though Tim had work and missed all the festivities, we managed and Jack and Charlotte were spoiled but everyone.  Seems like this year was themed Little People and Leapfrog toys.

Jack has the entire Little People Zoo Talker set: Zoo, jeep and ALL the animals and books to go with it.  It took me some time to track down all the individual animals without paying amazon prices of $12+ and I did it!  Proud mommy moment and several trips trips to Target and TRU. 
Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Talkers Animal Sounds Zoo Playset -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"UsFisher-Price Zoo Talkers Animal Figure - (Colors/Styles Vary) -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"UsFisher-Price Little People Zoo Talkers Book with Figure - Zebra -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"Us

Then there was Noah's Ark

And Wheelie's Collection:
Fisher-Price Little People Wheelies Stand 'n Play Rampway -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"UsFisher-Price Little People Wheelies Construction Vehicle -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"UsFisher-Price Little People Wheelies - Zig the Big Rig -  Fisher-Price - Toys"R"Us
And The Nativity for next year for kids to play with:

Then there was Leapfrog Toys:
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And a ton of other toys, games and clothes. The kids were sure spoiled!  I didn't do to bad either, new coat, some clothes and gift cards, Tim got me more charms for my bracelet.  He got clothes, gift cards and a new hunting hat in camo and rabbit fur.  Christmas certainly is about the kids.  Jack unwrapped all the gifts, including grandparents', he was obsessed with paper.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Goodbye Elf on the Shelf

Christmas is here and so our Elf, is leaving us. Here is how he spent his last few days spying:

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas in 3 days?

I feel like December has flown by.  Christmas is in 3 days and in 4 little miss Charlotte will be 4 months.  Just last night I finally ordered her Baptism invites (I am slacking this year) BUT I realized I have the same size envelopes already so I can address and stamp everything.  All I will have to do is stuff them once they show up, to give most RSVP time.
Everyone here has been suffering from runny noses and sneezes currently.  Hopefully everything clears up before Saturday/Sunday.  Tim is working XMAS eve and XMAS day.  So it's me and the kids traveling to family.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

19 Months!!

Jack is 19 months now.  He is a walking, talking, smartie pants.  I can barely keep up.
We had him evaluated for Speech 2 weeks ago, he didn't qualify because of course he decided to talk and answer questions in front of the ladies who came over.  When shown a book he pointed correctly to all the animals, some we have never gone over before.  He pointed to body parts and said words they asked.  They were impressed by his ability to repeat so quickly.

  • fishie
  • ho-ho-ho
  • char-lot (for charlotte)
  • stinky
  • quack
Are a few of his new ones.  I LOOOVE when he says Char-lot, my heart melts.  Finally we are blowing kisses- he is so stubborn!!  After learning how to tumble in gym class, we now somersault EVERYWHERE!  Swimming has been going awesome the past month.  Walking straight in 3 steps down, kicking, blowing bubbles, going under and jumping into the pool/swim teacher's arms.